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How nanotechnology can advance regenerative medicine

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2013 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanotechnology may provide new strategies for regenerative medicine, including better tools to improve or restore damaged tissues.

Calico enlists a genetics A-Team for its mysterious anti-aging venture

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
In September, Google announced a mysterious new venture to combat death itself.

Ultrasound-released nanoparticles may help diabetics avoid the needle

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2013 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A new nanotechnology based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics could give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device.

If Inaccuracy Were Illegal, The Feds Would Have To Regulate Most Health Gadgets

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2013 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Most consumer device companies begrudgingly acknowledge they aren't very accurate.

A genetically engineered weight-loss implant

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2013 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
In response to excessive blood-fat levels, it produces a messenger substance that signals satiety (fullness) to the body.

Singularity University plots hi-tech future for humans

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Singularity University believes it will change the world, from digital manufacturing to biotechnology, from robotics to artificial intelligence.

This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico has continued to generate intense excitement among geneticists and biotech experts.

Keeping Pace with Accelerating Technology

Posted in Reviews on 13th Dec, 2013 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The accelerating pace of progress in information technology is creating ever more opportunity for disruptive innovation.

18 years of data shows slow progress getting women into board rooms

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2013 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Silicon Valley may have a “gender problem” when it comes to leadership, but how bad is the problem compared to other industries?

Researchers split water into hydrogen, oxygen using light, nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013 03:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Technology potentially could create a clean, renewable source of energy.

New graphene treatment could unleash new uses in electronic devices

Posted in Hardware on 19th Dec, 2013 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
MIT team develops simple, inexpensive method that could help realize graphene’s promise for electronics, solar power, and sensors.

Robotic surgery is no better than the alternative, but it is more expensive

Posted in Hardware on 21st Dec, 2013 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Robotic surgery might be a growing trend among hospitals, but it isn't any better than conventional approaches, according to new research.

What Nanotube Computers Mean To Moore's Law

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2013 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.

NASA's Plan To Deal With Pesky Moon Dust

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2013 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Moon dust is dangerous. Each mote is like a tiny shard of glass, there’s no wind or rain to soften the edges of lunar soil.

Injected microparticles shown to greatly reduce heart attack damage

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
An injection of polymer nanoparticles could save the lives of heart attack victims.

Battery advance could boost renewable energy take up

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2014 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
US researchers have made an important step forward in the quest to store electricity from intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar.

The Rich and Their Robots Are About to Make Half the World's Jobs Disappear

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:40 AM
by AlexMuller
As more automation is brought in to generate efficiency gains, more and more jobs will be displaced.

E-whiskers: highly sensitive tactile sensors for robotics and other applications

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Among their potential applications is giving robots new abilities to “see” and “feel” their surrounding environment.

Army to replace 25 percent of soldiers with robots by 2030

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jan, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
In what might come as a shock to many enlisted individuals out there, The U.S. Army has recently declared that it is cutting troop levels.

Boeing reveals “the biggest breakthrough in biofuels ever”

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
They found that there is a class of plants that can grow in deserts on salt water and has superb biomass potential.

Nanoparticle pinpoints blood-vessel plaques

Posted in Medicine on 8th Feb, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
A step toward identifying plaques vulnerable to rupture that causes heart attack and stroke.

Wearables have a dirty little secret: 50% of users lose interest

Posted in Business on 15th Feb, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
There's a little-known fact about wearables that manufacturers don't advertise to consumers: Most people lose interest within a few months.

Solar goes big time with the world’s largest solar thermal plant

Posted in Hardware on 16th Feb, 2014 04:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The largest solar thermal project of its kind in the world, formally opened Thursday in the Mojave Desert.

If it works, Guardant’s new approach to detecting cancer may save your life

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2014 04:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A startup has developed new technology that it claims can open a new front in the war on cancer.

Google makes huge investment in clean energy

Posted in Online on 18th Feb, 2014 03:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is the most aggressive in advancing a clean energy agenda, analysts say. Google has made 15 wind and solar investments totaling more than $1 billion.

Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to move brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2014 04:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The migrating cells latch onto the specially-designed nanofibers and follow them to a location where they can be captured and killed.

New Paper-Based Urine Tests Could Detect Cancer and Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer and heart disease generally requires extensively trained personnel and expensive instruments.

Selective nanopores in graphene dramatically improve desalination and purification

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
subnanoscale pores in a sheet of graphene could lead to ultrathin filters for improved desalination or water purification.

How to make wearables stick:

Posted in Business on 3rd Mar, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Use them to change human behavior.

Proposal: 100% Renewable Energy is Feasible and Affordable

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Detailed plans for each state in the union that to move to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050 using only technology that’s already available.

Android for wearables coming, says Google software boss

Posted in Software on 11th Mar, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is branching out in the wearable technology market, with the release of a software development kit.

Graphene used to filter sea water into drinking water

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Graphene has proven itself as a wonder material with a vast range of unique properties:

Nanotubes increase conductivity of solar cells by 100 million

Posted in Hardware on 4th Apr, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Controlled placement of carbon nanotubes in nanostructures could result in a huge boost in electronic performance in photovoltaic solar cells.

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough, which may be huge for future wearables

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Graphene is primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.

Color pixels made of nanowires offer new paradigm for cameras

Posted in Hardware on 5th Apr, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have been investigating new ways to achieve color in digital cameras that don't rely on conventional organic dye filters.

Scientists make new sensor that could lead to night vision contact lenses

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
New research points the way to how we could see in the dark with our own eyes.

A smartphone that charges in 30 seconds: Engineers unveil new 'bio-battery'

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
StoreDot uses unique nanotechnology to deliver the charge quickly: Don't expect to see it on shelves for another 3 years.

Body heat to power your wearable gadgets

Posted in Hardware on 12th Apr, 2014 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
How to ensure power supply in a stable and reliable manner is one of the most critical issues facing the developers of wearable technology.

Flowing salt water over graphene generates electricity

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
In recent years, scientists have investigated generating electrical power using nano-structures.

Hi-tech glasses aim to assist the blind with directions and obstacle detection

Posted in Hardware on 22nd May, 2014 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Mexico are building lenses that help the visually impaired navigate their environment.

Miniature artificial lung could revolutionize cancer research

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The 3D-Lung tumor model helps researchers to test medications.

Researchers close in on the dream of a safe portable brain scanner

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Diffuse optical technology, or DOT, is closing in on the accuracy of the industry standard: functional MRI.

Nanotech method boosts conventional cancer treatments in pre-clinical trial

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The conventional wisdom has it that there’s no silver bullet for treating cancer.

Gold Nanoparticles Melt Your Excess Fat

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jun, 2014 04:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps you'll see the nanotechnology in a cosmetic surgeon's office before you see it at the oncologist's.

Nanoscale composites improve MRI by ten times

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a silver spherical nanoparticle encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor cells.

Israel and China sign $300M nanotech-computer science deal

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jun, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The Chinese are looking for partners in order to excel their innovation process.

Targeting Multiple Myeloma With Coated And Loaded Nanoparticles

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
A nanoparticle that simultaneously attacks bone cancer and strengthens bone damaged by cancer.

PlanetTech News interviews RE.WORK Conference founder Nikita Johnson

Posted in Interviews on 7th Aug, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The RE.WORK Technology Summit brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

'Nanojuice' could help diagnose gastrointestinal illnesses

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors would strike the nanoparticles, once they reach the small intestine, with a harmless laser light, providing an unparalleled, non-invasive, real-time view of the organ.

Atoms to product: Engineering products at the nanoscale

Posted in Hardware on 29th Aug, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
If successful, A2P could help enable creation of entirely new classes of materials that exhibit nanoscale properties at all scales.

Novel immune-suppressant vaccine completely blocks HIV infection in apes: human trials planned

Posted in Medicine on 29th Aug, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
A novel and relatively simple vaccine that can be administered orally.

Aubrey de Grey: Technological miniaturization could increase our lifespans

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The miniaturization of technologies will eventually result in them dominating medical treatments, enabling us to live longer.

Coated nanoparticles show Alzheimer's promise

Posted in Medicine on 13th Sep, 2014 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles coated in an amino acid polymer have been found to prevent the formation of amyloid associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases.

Nanotechnology and bioengineering are taking the fight to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps no other diseases highlights the need for improved diagnostic and treatment options better than cancers.

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.

Does progress depend upon the even distribution of technology?

Posted in Software on 21st Nov, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
"The future is already here: it’s just not very evenly distributed."

Magnetic nanoparticles stimulate cells to regenerate bone

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in bone tissue regeneration believe they have made a significant breakthrough for sufferers of bone trauma, disease or defects such as osteoporosis.

A new low-cost way to create 3D nanostructures

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2014 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a new low-cost lithography technique that can create 3D nanostructures for biomedical, electronic, and photonic applications.

Saving information on a computer boosts human memory resources for new information

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2014 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The simple act of saving something, such as a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next.

New pulsed-magnetic method uses nanorods to deliver drugs

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A technique to magnetically deliver drug-carrying nanorods to deep targets in the body using magnetic fields could transform the way tumors are treated.

How Technology Brought Us Closer to the Future in 2014

Posted in Science on 17th Dec, 2014 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
As the year draws to a close, it’s worth glancing over our shoulder. What technologies and themes were brightest in 2014? Read on.

2015 human trial of nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2014 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A human patient with late stage leukemia will be given nanobot treatment. They expect to remove the cancer within one month.

Predictions for the future of technology in 2015:

Posted in Software on 30th Dec, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Augmented reality smartglasses from Google are forecast for 2015, along with driverless buses, free Super WiFi, and adverts on the moon.

Osterhout Design Group packs a ton of cool tech into next-generation augmented-reality smartglasses

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jan, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Expensive military technology is moving into the consumer wearables market.

Smart nanoparticles take aim at cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in China have developed an intelligent nanoparticle system that delivers a chemotherapeutic drug directly to the nucleus of cancer cells.

Teachers Will Learn To Embrace Student Smartphone Addiction In 2015

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2015 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
With big investments, 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet.

CES 2015: GoBe calorie counter wearable put to the test

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2015 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The creators of the GoBe wristband say it can automatically, non-invasively count the calories eaten by the wearer.

Glowing nanotech guides cancer surgery, kills remaining cancer cells

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The method should allow more accurate surgical removal of solid tumors at the same time it eradicates any remaining cancer cells.

These Technologies Are Poised to Go Big in 2015

Posted in Software on 6th Jan, 2015 10:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Here are some of the most exciting new technologies moving from deceptive to disruptive this year.

Hinges and pistons from DNA show capability for future nano-robots

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2015 08:46 PM
by AlexMuller
The project is the first to prove that basic design principles that apply to typical full-size machines can produce complex, controllable components for nano-robots.

Micro-machines journey inside animal

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2015 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
In a case of science fiction meeting reality, microscopic machines have journeyed inside a living animal.

Bioengineers Have Developed a Tool for Reprogramming Genetic Code

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way to program DNA in such a way that genes can be turned on or off in living cells.

Here's why Google is making human skin

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Last year, Google revealed that it's in the early stages of creating tiny, magnetic nanoparticles that will be able to search the human body for cancer and other diseases.

The correlation between where startups are based and how well they do

Posted in Business on 8th Feb, 2015 10:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Silicon Valley is the place to be.

Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance.

Lung Cancer 'Breathalyzers' to Boost Early Detection

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2015 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
There is a large push for earlier diagnosis of diseases, like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Often, by the time symptoms show up, the disease much more difficult to treat.

Self-healing nanogel acts as long-term drug supply

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that can be injected through a syringe to supply one or two different drugs at a time.

Nanoparticles could stop blood-clot-caused strokes and heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
This new technology could destroy blood clots 1000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.

A 'breakthrough' in rechargeable batteries for electronic devices and electric vehicles

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015 09:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have synthesized a new material that they say could more than double the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries.

By 2020, 80% of the world's adult population will own a smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Mar, 2015 08:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The smartphone is probably the fastest adopted technology of all time.

Drug-delivering nano 'drones' to help prevent heart attacks

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2015 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanometer-sized 'drones' that deliver drugs to heal and stabilize fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis.

Nano Ink That Lets You Draw Sensors Onto Almost Anything

Posted in Hardware on 5th Mar, 2015 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoengineers are opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians in the clinic, patients in their home and soldiers in the field.

Cancer-fighting nanoparticles carry medicine to tumors in the lungs

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A new nanoparticle is capable of carrying cancer-fighting drugs to a tumor site in the lungs before releasing them.

Solar Impulse plane begins epic global flight

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2015 08:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane has got under way from Abu Dhabi.

New nanodevice defeats drug resistance and releases cancer drugs

Posted in Medicine on 11th Mar, 2015 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were able to shrink tumors by 90 percent in two weeks.

Wireless brain stimulaton with magnetic nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 15th Mar, 2015 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s.

Megascale Desalination

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2015 08:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.

Progress on DNA based medical nano-machines

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
If Bachelet's approach proves successful in humans, and is backed by more research, the team’s work could signal a transformational moment in cancer treatment.

Apple isn’t just satisfied reinventing health care, it’s targeting clinical trials as well​

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry now sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth.

Nanoparticles open blood-brain barrier for delivery of molecules

Posted in Hardware on 27th Mar, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Currently 98 percent of therapeutic molecules are blocked by the barrier, but a new technique opens the door to new treatments for brain diseases.

'Nanoneedles' generate new blood vessels, paving the way for new regenerative medicine

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2015 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed 'nanoneedles' that have successfully prompted parts of the body to generate new blood vessels, in a trial in mice.

Shape-shifting nanoprobes report on internal body conditions using magnetic fields

Posted in Medicine on 6th Apr, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
New shape-shifting nanoprobes that can perform high-resolution remote biological sensing.

Carbon nanotubes can move molecules in and out of cell membranes

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have been able to make membranes permeable by inserting carbon nanotubes that work like little tunnels.

The printed organs coming to a body near you

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2015 04:55 PM
by AlexMuller
From kidneys to hands, 3D printers are now churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs.

CRISPR Patent Fight Now a Winner-Take-All Match

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015 05:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Lab notebooks could determine who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology.

Artificial photosynthesis may help to solve carbon emissions problem

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2015 05:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A new system, made out of nanowires and bacteria, that can capture CO2 emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere.

Butterfly wings may be the answer to glare-proof screens

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Butterfly wings could inspire phone and laptop screens that are glare-proof, putting an end to awkward squinting while trying to read emails on a sunny day.

Nanotech drug holds promise for treating Parkinson's

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A rapidly aging population places a new imperative on the hunt for medicines to control, or even to cure, such neurodegenerative diseases.

Pain blocking implant gets closer to human use

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2015 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A tiny device that blocks severe pain caused by nerve damage is set to be implanted in sufferers of the condition within five to ten years, according to its creators.

Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The past decade has seen dramatic advances. What amazing things are we likely to see in the next 10 years? Here's the summary.

Pfizer partnering with Ido Bachelet on DNA nanorobots

Posted in Medicine on 17th May, 2015 06:29 PM
by AlexMuller
If Bachelet's approach proves successful, and is backed by more research in the coming years, the team’s work could signal a transformation moment in cancer treatment.

Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA bacterial infections

Posted in Medicine on 21st May, 2015 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanoengineers have developed a gel filled with toxin absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA.

Millennials have a clear favorite when asked which tech company is their 'ideal employer'

Posted in Online on 24th May, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Millennials overwhelmingly want to work in tech more than any other sector. And nearly 20% say Google is their ideal employer.

China to replace US as world's top consumer tech market in 2016

Posted in Hardware on 26th May, 2015 04:10 PM
by AlexMuller
China is expected to become the number one market for consumer tech, thanks to both strong local buying power and the rapid development of homegrown innovation.

A new convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2015 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Ideal defect-free graphene is difficult to prepare and a simple direct method to capture and visualize its defects has been lacking.

20 billion nanoparticles talk to the brain using electricity

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles can be used to stimulate regions of the brain electrically, opening up new ways to treat brain diseases.

Tiny particles mimic the body's pancreas cells to combat type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jun, 2015 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Using tiny particles to mimic the form and function of the pancreatic cells is showing promise in halting the onset of diabetes.

Nanoparticles target and kill cancer stem cells that drive tumor growth

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jun, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence. Recurrences are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional drugs.

Swarms of tiny robots are joining forces to break through blocked arteries

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2015 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
A $18 million initiative set on creating a microrobot-assisted procedure for dealing with blocked arteries within five years.

A drug delivery nanotech system holds promise for kidney cancer

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The device, called a mesoscale nanoparticle, could help boost the usefulness of some cancer drugs.

The CRISPR craze: gene editing poised to change medicine and industry

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
CRISPR/Cas for gene editing has the ability to make targeted changes in DNA sequences in living cells with ease and affordability.

Tiny glue guns and glue made of nanoparticles could patch up surgical holes

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2015 02:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Glue made of nanoparticles, delivered by a needle, can be a better replacement for sutures and surgical staples.

New Nanotech Device Will Be Able To Target And Destroy Blood Clots

Posted in Medicine on 7th Aug, 2015 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have come up with an easy to administer method based on nanotechnology to deal with blood clots.

Gene Editing Startup Raises $120 Million to Apply CRISPR to Medicine

Posted in Business on 10th Aug, 2015 05:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas Medicine has raised $120 million to create treatments with CRISPR, including ones for cancers, retinal disease, and sickle cell anemia.

Scientists are building a better sweet potato to fight blindness.

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2015 04:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children.

Stanford Researchers Unveil New Ultrafast Charging Aluminum-Ion Battery

Posted in Hardware on 14th Aug, 2015 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery chemistry with the ability to charge or discharge in less than a minute.

Google has consulted with geneticists on mosquito project; next Alphabet moonshot?

Posted in Business on 17th Aug, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet may soon take a crack at a longtime obsession of biological researchers: Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to fight disease.

Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2015 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Census results in England and Wales since 1871 show that the rise of machines has been a job creator rather than making humans obsolete.

A paper-based blood test can quickly diagnose Ebola in remote areas

Posted in Hardware on 21st Aug, 2015 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A low-cost, paper-based device that changes color, depending on whether the patient has Ebola, dengue, or yellow fever.

Implanted carbon nanotubes could help diagnose medical conditions

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have been on the lookout for efficient ways to identify molecules in the body, because their levels can be indicative of dozens of different health conditions.

Anti-cancer vaccine uses patient’s own cancer cells to trigger immune responses

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A 'injectable cryogel whole-cell cancer vaccine' uses patient-specific harvested cancer to help the body attack cancer.

Top 5 Emerging Technologies In 2015

Posted in Software on 31st Aug, 2015 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
New tech is arriving fast and holds the promise of solving many of the world’s challenges such as food and water security, energy sustainability and personalised medicine.

3D printed 120 micron long 'microfish' could be efficient bloodstream robots

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The university of San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology to make multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots.

Chatty cellular machines take synthetic biology to next level

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2015 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are working on a new class of cellular machines that 'talk' to each other, and behave in sophisticated ways. Synthetic biology is going multicellular.

A new process for studying proteins associated with diseases

Posted in Science on 20th Sep, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Could pave the way for new drugs for a myriad of diseases, including cancer.

Tiny motors could suck carbon dioxide from the ocean

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed a new form of tiny motor that could be used to rid the sea of carbon dioxide pollution.

Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures.

How to make 3D objects totally disappear

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
An ultra-thin invisibility 'skin' cloak that can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light has been developed.

The Genomics Revolution:

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2015 04:33 AM
by AlexMuller
From evolution by natural selection to evolution by intelligent direction.

Kavli foundation invests $100 Million into brain research

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2015 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope the money will help develop tools that will allow neuroscientists to see the whole picture of how the brain works.

Self-propelled powder designed to stop severe bleeding

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2015 10:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The first self-propelled particles capable of delivering coagulants against the flow of blood to treat severe bleeding, a potentially huge advancement in trauma care.

DuPont Predicts CRISPR Plants on Dinner Plates in Five Years

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Powerful and possibly unregulated, gene editing starts new boom in GMOs.

Malaria vaccine may provide hope for a general cure for cancer

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2015 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The hunt for a vaccine against malaria has provided an unexpected side benefit for researchers, namely what appears to be an effective weapon against cancer.

23andMe raises $115M to grow its DNA health test technology globally

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2015 04:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The company offers customers a report with information about your health and ancestry, covering 254 diseases and conditions.

CEO of Bioviva claims to be testing antiaging gene therapy on herself

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2015 06:30 AM
by AlexMuller
An American biotech CEO claims she is the first to undergo gene therapy to reverse aging. Judge for yourself.

A functional kidney organoid from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2015 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Diseases can attack specific organs, landing patients on a transplant list. Our bodies have markers that identify an organ as 'self', making it difficult to find an organ match.

Scientists find way to make leukemia cells kill each other

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
The surprise finding could lead to a powerful new therapy for leukemia and possibly other cancers.

The Science Surrounding Cryonics

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2015 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
What the nervous system of the roundworm, frozen embryos, and extreme hypothermia tell us about preserving the mind.

A miniature biomedical device for measuring important blood levels

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2015 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The device transmits data in real time to care providers, measures the levels of the metabolites glucose, lactate and bilirubin, as well as the ions calcium and potassium.

A CRISPR variation that wont introduce new DNA to plants

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have altered CRISPR so that it can knock out genes without introducing new ones. The modifications might not even qualify as genetically modified foods.

Disruption by Tech Companies Expanding Into New Markets

Posted in Business on 27th Oct, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Very few companies have actually successfully disrupted themselves. Most successful companies leverage their existing assets to expand into new, high growth markets.

Revotek releases world's first 3D blood vessel bioprinter

Posted in Hardware on 27th Oct, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Revotek released the world's first 3D blood vessel bioprinter. With two nozzles working alternatively, the bioprinter can finish a 10cm blood vessel within two minutes.

Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree

Posted in Online on 30th Oct, 2015 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
An end to the college degree's unprecedented run as the only credential that matters.

Biodegradable implant could simplify bone replacement surgery

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2015 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new biodegradable graft material could take the place of actual bone, for the treatment of fractures or other injuries.

Conducting ink can boost solar thermal by 70% for a few dollars

Posted in Business on 1st Nov, 2015 03:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have created a nanoparticle-rich, conducting ink that they have used to coat pipes of solar water heaters to increase their efficiency by up to 70 percent.

Editas will test CRISPR gene editing in humans in 2017

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2015 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start a clinical trial in 2017 to treat a rare form of blindness using CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.

How Graphene Could Turn Air Into Energy

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2015 12:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Graphene can easily allow protons to pass through it, researchers have found. The discovery could open the door to a whole new type of energy production.

3D-printed microchannels deliver oxygen, nutrients from artery to tissue implant

Posted in Hardware on 10th Nov, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Solves one of the biggest challenges in regenerative medicine: keeping implant tissues alive during growth in a lab.

PTN interviews D.J. MacLennan; futurist and author on the subject of cryonics

Posted in Interviews on 12th Nov, 2015 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
D.J. MacLennan is a futurist who has been researching the state of cryonics for his book: Frozen to Life: A Personal Mortality Experiment.

Scientists develop 'nanopores' that inexpensively filter the salt out of seawater

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2015 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A material that allows high volumes of water to pass through tiny holes called nanopores while blocking salt and contaminants.

First-Ever Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The first-ever working vocal cords able to produce realistic sound have been grown from scratch in a lab, giving hope to people who have lost their voice.

How Would Today’s Smartest Teens Overhaul Education?

Posted in Online on 19th Nov, 2015 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
What happens when you gather 14 of the world’s brightest teenagers at Singularity University and ask them to design the future of education?

Cheap DNA Sequencing Is Here. Writing DNA Is Next

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
When Twist launches its beta program in 2016, it will offer gene synthesis at 10 cents per letter with a guaranteed turnaround time of 10 days.

Could Implantable LEDs Relieve Your Pain?

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new biocompatible device will make it easier for researchers to determine the neurological basis of pain.

Discovery could open door to cryopreservation of tissues and organs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2015 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A new approach to vitrification could allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and organs for later use.

Oscillating electric field used to remove nanoparticles from blood

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2015 04:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Engineers are developing a technique using an oscillating electric field to separate nanoparticles from blood in a way that may one day make it a routine procedure.

A safer way to do gene editing

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have fine tuned a gene editing method to make it safer and more accurate, vital if it is to be used in humans to cure inherited diseases or inborn errors.

Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with CRISPR

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2015 01:00 PM
by AlexMuller
To the people actually facing a devastating inherited genetic disease, engineering humanity sounds like a really good thing.

Human gene editing treatment to tackle hemophilia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2015 01:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The controversial medical method could prevent people with hemophilia from bleeding to death internally.

'Nanobombs' that blow up cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2015 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles that contain a chemical used in baking bread that make cancer cells swell and burst when exposed to near-infrared laser light.

Turning Red Blood Cells into Versatile Drug Carriers

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup aims to treat hard-to-treat diseases with genetically modified blood cells.

Shaking out the nanomaterials: a new method to purify water

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2015 10:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Purifying water could be as simple as shaking a vial of water and oil.

Peter Diamandis lists his top 10 Breakthroughs for 2015

Posted in Software on 31st Dec, 2015 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Futurist and entrepreneur Peter Diamandis: As we near the end of 2015, here are my top 10 picks for 2015 technology breakthroughs.

Improved version of CRISPR gene editing tool eliminates errors

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
These precise enzymes hope to expedite genetic engineering so that CRISPR’s possible applications can become realities.

Researchers kill drug-resistant lung cancer with 50 times less chemo

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jan, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Paclitaxel just got more effective. Researchers packaged the drug in containers derived from a patient’s immune system, protecting it from being destroyed as it reaches the tumor.

CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 11:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The CRISPR/Cas9 technique is a massive discovery, that may already be on its way to being outdated and replaced with something even better.

Alphabet/Google passes Apple as the most valuable company on Earth

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet is now worth around $568bn, compared with Apple, which has a value of $535bn.

Promising progress finally being made in cryopreseration

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2016 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
After decades of piecemeal progress, the science of cryogenically storing human organs is warming up.

Spinning up artificial capillaries with a cotton candy machine

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2016 01:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are steadily moving us toward the day when ordering up a new organ could be commonplace.

New nanotechnology can detect the biomarkers of cancer and other diseases

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
"We envision this as a potential first-line, noninvasive diagnostic to detect anything from cancer to the Ebola virus"

Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2016 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
More than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials.

Mini-brains to help us understand how chemicals affect the brain

Posted in Medicine on 17th Feb, 2016 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
In recent years, scientists have turned to "mini-brains", tiny lab-grown balls of brain cells, to test pharmaceuticals or better understand the causes of some diseases.

Google Ideas is now a tech incubator under Alphabet called Jigsaw

Posted in Business on 17th Feb, 2016 08:40 PM
by AlexMuller
It seems that Google Ideas produced enough good ideas to keep it going, albeit with a new brand to go under the new Alphabet umbrella.

Why scientists are shocked by the results of the immunotherapy cancer treatment trial

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2016 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
It's not perfect, but it could make immunotherapy a 'pillar' of cancer treatment, researcher says.

New Stretchable nano-devices towards smart contact lenses

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2016 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
The device manipulates light to such an extent that it can filter specific colours while still being transparent and could be used in the future to make smart contact lenses.

Researchers Have Discovered a Fast Way to Make Artificial Arteries for Testing Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2016 02:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Testing drugs on human tissues, without a whole human involved, can save money, time, and lives.

Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016 09:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists will inject gene-spliced viruses directly into patients eyes.

Regenerative medicine scientists print replacement tissue

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures to replace injured or diseased tissue in patients.

Rapidly building artificial arteries for testing drugs

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2016 12:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Promising drugs could be better tested before entering human trials.

Zika vaccine possible 'within months'

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2016 01:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The Zika vaccine in development uses synthesised genetic information from the virus, rather than live virus, to trigger an immune response in the body.

Whole-genome sequencing test for under $1,000

Posted in Science on 8th Mar, 2016 01:20 PM
by AlexMuller
For $999, Veritas Genetics Will Put Your Genome on a Smartphone App. If the claim is true, it would shatter a long-held barrier in genetic medicine.

CRISPR enhancements: improving the ability to delete genes

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2016 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found a way to improve the efficiency of the gene editing technology, CRISPR/Cas9.

Future brain therapies for Parkinson's possible with stem cell bioengineering

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2016 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists developed a novel way to inject healthy human nerve cells into the brain.

Injectable gel increases blood flow for arterial disease patients

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2016 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A novel bio-gel formed from natural scaffolding taken from human muscle could help to treat treating arterial disease.

Major steps toward a bioengineered heart for transplantation

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2016 10:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Using a patient’s own cells may overcome problems associated with receiving a heart donated by another person.

New findings in humans provide encouraging foundation for upcoming AIDS vaccine clinical trial

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2016 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are working to develop a vaccine capable of inducing "broadly neutralizing" antibodies that can prevent HIV infection.

Scientists develop 'game changing' stem cell repair system

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
The repair system, similar to the method used by salamanders to regenerate limbs, has the potential to transform treatment approaches to regenerative medicine.

Scientists Discover How to Grow Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein called Musashi-2 discovered by scientists can regulate the function and development of important blood stem cells.

Scientists turn skin cells into heart and brain cells using only drugs; no stem cells required

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2016 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Closer to the natural regeneration that happens in animals like newts and salamanders and no medical-safety and embryo concerns.

Lab-grown blood vessels appear a safe alternative to synthetic implants

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Bioengineered vessels proving more durable and just as safe as commonly used synthetic grafts when implanted into patients.

BioViva Plans an Age Reversal Clinic in Fiji: An unusual project with many unanswered questions

Posted in Business on 23rd May, 2016 11:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Thwarted stateside by the FDA, US anti-aging pioneers are heading to the South Pacific.

Gene helps prevent heart attack, stroke; may also block some effects of aging

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2016 12:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'Finding a way to reactivate this pathway may have profound implications for health and aging.'

New cancer treatment targets sick cells only

Posted in Medicine on 29th May, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
During in vitro tests, the nanoparticles killed around 70 percent of prostate tumor cells while only 10 percent of healthy cells of the same lineage were hit.

Scientists uncover potential trigger to kill cancer

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease.

This year, we'll sequence DNA in space for the first time

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2016 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Kate Rubins, a virologist turned astronaut, heads to the ISS this month to monitor more than 250 experiments, including genetic sequencing.

Scientists discover how to convert skin cells into red blood cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2016 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified the four genetic keys that unlock the genetic code of skin cells and reprogram them to start producing red blood cells.

Human aging reversal trials in a year or two, George Church discusses rejuvenating the body

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jun, 2016 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Church: 'I think it can happen very quickly. I think we'll be seeing the first human trials in a year or two.'

Powerful New Gene-Editing Tool May Finally Be Used on Humans

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2016 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Using CRISPR, researchers would genetically modify the T cells so that when they’re put back into the patient, they go after myeloma, melanoma, and sarcoma tumour cells.

A Zika Vaccine is Now Ready for Human Test Subjects

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2016 11:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug, which will be tested on a small sampling of human participants, arrives five months after the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency.

Stem cell created blood will be scaled up by 2020 to solve blood shortages

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jun, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Megakaryon has a joint research with Harvard to develop blood outside of the body. Success would eliminate the blood shortages.

The World Economic Forum lists its top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jun, 2016 06:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Criteria used during the deliberations was the likelihood that 2016 represents a tipping point in the deployment of each technology.

Human Clinical Trials of the Anti-Aging Compound NMN to Start in Japan

Posted in Science on 27th Jun, 2016 03:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers to test in humans the safety and effectiveness of a compound that is on the verge of being proven to reverse some effects of aging.

Zika vaccine 'works very well' in mice

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jun, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A single dose of an experimental vaccine can protect mice against the Zika virus, raising renewed hope of a vaccine for humans, say scientists.

We Can Now Tell a Person’s Age Range From Crime Scene Blood

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2016 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is working to narrow down the age range to within a span of two or three years.

Discovery of a powerful defense against free radicals that contribute to aging and diseases

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2016 03:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new University of Michigan study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals.

Michael Greve Commits $10 Million to the SENS project (life extension research)

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jul, 2016 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think we should have more people contribute to the step-by-step creation of cures for the root causes of all age-related diseases.'

Zika epidemic will end in three years, study suggests

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2016 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
They said this mirrored the pattern of other epidemics, such as chikungunia, a virus similar to Zika.

Chinese Scientists Will Use CRISPR Gene Editing on Humans for the First Time

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jul, 2016 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The trial could pave the way for more CRISPR-based treatments in the future, potentially revolutionizing the way we treat diseases.

Gene 'reboots' stem cells to slow or reverse the aging process

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanog, has been shown to replenish the ability of adult stem cells to regenerate, which could be used to slow or even reverse the aging process in humans.

Next five years could see successes or failures for first SENS antiaging treatment

Posted in Medicine on 4th Aug, 2016 03:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Success for companies based on SENS is a very important step for much larger funding of the SENS life extension approach.

Economist magazine looks at possibility of imminent life extension successes

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2016 04:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Diseases compete to kill people with age. Increasing longevity beyond 95 would require a new approach.

IBM’s New Artificial Neurons a Big Step Toward Powerful Brain-Like Computers

Posted in Hardware on 15th Aug, 2016 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The chip’s components behave strikingly similar to biological neurons and perform complicated computations rapidly with little energy.

Mayo Clinic, collaborators working to advance aging research via clinical trials

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2016 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Aging is the largest risk factor for most chronic diseases, and elderly care accounts for about 1 trillion USD a year in the US.

Google's Antiaging company Calico will use Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will try to use machine learning to understand the complex biological processes involved in aging.

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2016 02:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed nanoparticles that congregate wherever injury occurs in the body to help it form blood clots, and they've validated these particles in vivo.

Peter Diamandis: We’ll Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Sep, 2016 02:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Due to rapidly advancing biotechnology, he thinks human lifespan may grow dramatically this century.

Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2016 06:15 AM
by AlexMuller
More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia.

Projects investigating neural regeneration in the retina funded by NIH

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2016 02:07 PM
by AlexMuller
The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina.

Microsoft aims to 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
MS aims to 'solve the problem of cancer' within a decade by using computer science to crack the code of diseased cells.

A Revolution in Heart Surgery: Scientists Create Artificial Blood Vessels That Grow Normally

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2016 02:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researcher have successfully created artificial blood vessels that will grow and expand as their host grows, like regular blood vessels.

HP Labs chief spells out the trends of the next 30 years

Posted in Business on 2nd Oct, 2016 05:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Shane Wall, chief technology officer and global head of HP Labs, talked to the press about four trends that will drive technology for the next 30 years.

Immune system discovery likened to finding a new continent

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2016 03:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery could influence new immunotherapies and vaccines by providing new target epitopes for boosting the immune system.

By 2017, Gene Therapy Could Allow Us to Reverse Blindness

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A gene therapy that may be able to reverse blindness caused by genetics is in its final stage of FDA approval.

New compound shows promise in treating multiple human cancers

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2016 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new compound has been shown by researchers to block a protein that is essential for the sustained growth of up to a quarter of all cancers.

Vanderbilt University's Artificial Kidney

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2016 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Professor of Medicine Dr. William H. Fissell IV, is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis.

Foxconn's profit is up as increased deployment of robots improves cost control

Posted in Hardware on 13th Nov, 2016 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Foxconn has been working to expand automation on its campuses, including the iPhone assembly facility in Zhengzhou.

Biofabrication Institute announced for Australia

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2016 09:54 AM
by AlexMuller
A biofabrication institute will image, model and manufacture 3D patient-specific tissues under the one roof.

Possible sequence of arrival for meaningful antiaging therapies

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The full antiaging toolkit of the next few decades will consist of a range of treatments, each targeting a different type of molecular damage.

Parker institute working on Cancer Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:15 PM
by AlexMuller
To defeat cancer, Tech Billionaire Sean Parker is starting $250 million project, which will focus on discovering highly personal tumor tags by using algorithms.

Pathway linked to slower aging also fuels brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
There's a lot of buzz about taking NAD+ precursors for their anti-aging effects.

Jeff Bezos, Mayo Clinic back anti-aging startup Unity Biotechnology for $116 million

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2016 12:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Unity Biotechnology is a startup focusing on medicines to help us do that by slowing the effects of age-related diseases.

Calico focused on trying to gain insight into biology of aging which has been disappointing to those who favor SENS style antiaging

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2016 08:16 AM
by AlexMuller
They hope to extend the human life span by coming up with a breakthrough.

Ebola vaccine proves 100 percent effective in final trials

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2016 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
'When the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenceless'

Nanodiscs deliver personalized cancer therapy to immune system

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Personalized immunotherapy is a fast-growing field of research in the fight against cancer.

Grail is raising at least $1 billion to fund its early cancer screening test

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 09:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Grail leverages Illumina’s gene sequencing tech to potentially spot any kind of cancer in the body before symptoms appear.

Scar-free wound healing could be on its way

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jan, 2017 03:30 PM
by AlexMuller
They're now able to get wounds to heal with regenerated skin, instead of with scar tissue.

The End of Scars? Scientists Discovered How to Regenerate Human Skin

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2017 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a way to get skin to regenerate using fat cells.

Synthetic stem cells offer benefits of natural stem cells without the risks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2017 10:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Can be applied to multiple stem cell types and to repair of various organ systems.

A Diabetes Drug Has Shut Down Cancer’s Primary Way of Making Energy

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2017 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Low-dose treatment with diabetes medication metformin resulted in a significant increase in tumor cell death.

Medical first, children had cancer cured with genetically engineered cells from another person

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2017 05:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The world’s first attempt to treat cancer with genetically engineered immune cells from a donor.

World First Drug Trial in Manchester Leaves Man With No Trace of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2017 04:19 PM
by Alex Muller
The Christie has participated in a world-first drug trial that has left a 60-year-old man with no trace of the disease.

Salmonella can be weaponized to flush out cancer

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2017 05:46 PM
by Alex Muller
A notorious germ best known for getting people rushing to the bathroom may one day have cancer patients headed to clinics for a new treatment.

Gene Editing is Leading to a New Age in Human Health and Longevity

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2017 04:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Gene-editing therapy was successfully used to treat a leukemia patient.

NASA developing carbon nanotube-based material for Stronger and lighter vehicles and Mars habitats

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2017 04:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Deep space exploration will require new materials.

Scientists rejuvenate blood by reprogramming cells

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2017 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
The effort could fight leukemia and other blood conditions.

Terminal cancer patients in complete remission after one gene therapy treatment

Posted in Medicine on 1st Mar, 2017 06:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A gene therapy treatment which boosts a patient's own immune cells has been shown to clear disease from one third of terminal patients.

Inductive heating of Magnetic Nanoparticles enables safe thawing of cryopreserved transplant organs

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2017 12:52 AM
by Alex Muller
Nanotechnology can be used to rapidly rewarm cryogenically treated samples without damaging delicate frozen tissues.

Teenager's sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2017 12:59 AM
by Alex Muller
A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.

3 Exciting Biotech Trends to Watch Closely in 2017

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2017 10:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Even as political landscapes change, science and technology continue to push forward.

Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Headed For Bigger Tests

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2017 12:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Blood test detects cancer and pinpoints location before symptoms appear

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2017 07:31 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood test which not only detects cancer but identifies where it is in the body, has been developed by scientists.

A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2017 08:50 AM
by Alex Muller
A cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors.

Neuron-recording nanowires could help screen drugs for neurological diseases

Posted in Medicine on 16th Apr, 2017 04:01 PM
by Alex Muller
Ultimate goal is a neural-lace-like device that can be implanted in the brain to bridge or repair networks.

Smartphones that charge in five minutes 'could arrive next year'

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2017 10:11 PM
by Alex Muller
The technology was first shown off in 2015, when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated its FlashBattery at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.

Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly

Posted in Medicine on 24th Oct, 2017 09:25 PM
by Alex Muller
A clinical trial conducted in Miami found that elderly patients breathed easier and walked longer distances after receiving a single infusion of stem cells.

The Biggest Tech Takeaways From the 2018 World Economic Forum

Posted in Business on 4th Feb, 2018 10:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Here’s what leaders in business and government had to say at Davos about some of the biggest tech topics facing the world today.

The 9 types of startups Y Combinator thinks the world needs in 2018

Posted in Business on 7th Mar, 2018 05:43 AM
by Alex Muller
Thousands of startup founders apply to Y Combinator in the hope that their company will join the ranks of alumni like Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Instacart and reddit.

Anti-aging biotech Unity adds $55M as it preps first human trial to flush senescent cells

Posted in Business on 21st Mar, 2018 12:31 AM
by Alex Muller
Unity Biotechnology is filling up its cash reserves with another venture round before it goes into its first anti-aging human studies.

George Church says there is eye-popping anti-aging results in mice and age reversing tests on dogs

Posted in Medicine on 11th May, 2018 12:29 AM
by Alex Muller
Rejuvenate Bio is a stealth startup that is working on reversing aging in dogs and then will try to reverse aging in humans.

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Posted in Medicine on 21st May, 2018 04:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Commercially available supplement can improve dilation of a subjects’ arteries by 42 percent in response to increased blood flow.

Ultrasound-powered nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2018 10:43 PM
by Alex Muller
The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency aims to create a broad-spectrum detoxification robotic platform.

Google Calico, and drug giant AbbVie, sign a $1 billion deal to back antiaging drug development

Posted in Business on 27th Jun, 2018 12:37 AM
by Alex Muller
The famously quiet Calico has built a big team of 150-plus around an HQ base in South San Francisco, with plans to add more.

Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2018 02:38 PM
by Alex Muller
A way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

80 year old billionaires are injecting Placental stem cells to boost lifespan and health

Posted in Medicine on 7th Aug, 2018 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Injecting Placental stem cells into old mice at the end of their lives can boost longevity by 50%. It extends the life of 2-year-old mice to three years.

Artificial Intelligence creating new drugs from scratch by efficiently searching huge molecular possibilities

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2018 01:57 AM
by Alex Muller
AI is revolutionizing medicine including radiology, pathology, and other medical specialties.

The Las Vegas vertical farm that aims to produce over 1 million pounds of produce every year

Posted in Business on 27th Aug, 2018 02:20 AM
by Alex Muller
The city could soon become a major purveyor of fresh greens, thanks to a new $30 million vertical-farming facility.

Nanorobots for Medical Use are About to Become a Reality

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2018 05:56 AM
by Alex Muller
'We have developed nanocomposite particles that can be remotely controlled by a electromagnetic field. They function like extremely tiny robots that interact with biological cells.'

Methuselah Foundation thinks Longevity Escape Velocity could be here by 2030

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2018 09:46 AM
by Alex Muller
We are seeing the first glimmers of this already.

Anti-aging treatment against senescent cells

Posted in Medicine on 13th Oct, 2018 08:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Unity Biotechnology is developing treatments to eliminating senescent cells, which are a fundamental mechanism of aging.

Glowing chemical 'could aid brain cancer surgery'

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2018 01:18 AM
by Alex Muller
A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests.

Innovation War Means Using SpaceX Approach for 20X R&D Productivity

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Nov, 2018 08:34 PM
by Alex Muller
The USA and China are in a war of innovation. Goldman says problem is NOT what the Chinese are doing, but the USA AREN’T doing.

Successful anti-aging would be over ten times better than curing all cancer

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2018 10:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Tactical paths to bring longevity promoting therapeutics to market as quickly as possible.

CRISPR Babies: Mankind's Next Giant Leap?

Posted in Science on 9th Dec, 2018 11:56 PM
by Alex Muller
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